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Do you know a cat in need of a castle? Do you want to do something about it?

If you answered yes, you’re in luck, thanks to the good folks at Hartland Public Library!

This weekend, they’re hosting a crafting event where you can create the cardboard castle of your dreams for your feline friends.

(Alternatively, you could build your gift for any other small animals who enjoy castles of the cardboard variety … may we suggest members of the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha Oryctolagus cuniculus?)

It’s all going down on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Hartland Public Library in Hartland Three Corners. Bring some cardboard boxes!

Wednesday in Enfield: A presentation on Noyes Academy, a 19th-century integrated school that was destroyed by a white mob

Dan Billin is giving the presentation at the Enfield Community Building at 7 p.m. From today’s Valley News:

The story of the short-lived and ill-fated Noyes Academy — an integrated school that opened in Canaan more than 120 years prior to the Little Rock Nine, in 1835, only to be destroyed months later by an angry mob that dragged the building a half-mile down the road from its foundation — is one that history has largely forgotten.

Read more here.

Mikel Wells’ 1999 painting, “Destruction of Noyes Academy,” which is owned by the Canaan Historical Society. (Courtesy Canaan Historical Society and Mikel Wells)

‘The Godfather’ author’s papers, typewriter gifted to Dartmouth College — and the collection’s on display starting next week

Mario Puzo at work in his office on the Paramount Lot, 1969. (Photo by Bob Peterson. Courtesy of Dartmouth Library.)

I’m gonna make you an offer you can’t refuse: You can go see a collection of The Godfather author Mario Puzo’s draft manuscripts, correspondence and other records — including a typewriter that he probably wrote The Godfather on — at Dartmouth from April 5 to June 30.

Via Julie Bonette, a Dartmouth College media relations officer:

A selection of The Godfather author Mario Puzo’s papers that were recently gifted to Dartmouth College will be on display from April 5 to June 30 in the Berry Main Street lobby of Baker-Berry Library. Diana and Bruce Rauner ’78 donated the papers to Dartmouth Library, where they will be permanently housed after the exhibit.


The collection is comprised of about 50 Bankers Boxes and includes draft manuscripts, correspondence and other records from Puzo’s long career as a novelist and screenwriter—even the 1965 Olympia typewriter on which he likely wrote The Godfather. The protagonist of the book is portrayed as a Dartmouth graduate, and both Hanover and Dartmouth appear in many of Puzo’s writings; Puzo spent summers in New Hampshire as a child. More information can be found in the following Dartmouth News article.

How’s about a free screening of the new Wes Anderson movie in Hanover tonight?

This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows the character Boss, voiced by Bill Murray, in a scene from “Isle of Dogs.” (Fox Searchlight via AP)

Isle of Dogs is playing at Loew Auditorium at 7 p.m.!